HECK YES! Logic Pro 10.7 is here! And what it brings with it is the next frontier of audio production.
And that’s because Spatial Mixing with Dolby Atmos is now fully integrated and native to Logic Pro.
Remember when Apple introduced Spatial Audio to Apple Music earlier this year? That announcement introduced a whole new way of experiencing music.
With Spatial Audio, music has gone from stereo to 3D. Where the tracks in a song are no longer stuck between 2 speakers. Instead, tracks feel and sound like they are coming from all around you:
- From in front of you
- To behind you
- To the left
- To the right
- And even above you
And anywhere between!
Of course, the workflow required to craft Spatial mixes was pretty convoluted (and expensive).
First, you needed a separate application called the Dolby Atmos Renderer. Then you needed a massive surround speaker setup (read 12 speakers).
Oh, and then there’s having to juggle Logic Pro and the Renderer. Routing tracks to the renderer. A dedicated Dolby plugin for panning. And other workflow killers.
But now, with Logic Pro 10.7, Spatial Mixing has been truly democratized. Because the Dolby Atmos renderer is now built directly into Logic Pro.
No crazy routing or app juggling. In fact, you don’t even need a surround speaker setup. With the Binaural Monitoring Format, all you ned is a pair of headphones.
Sounds crazy, right?
As if that news wasn’t big enough, Logic Pro comes with loads of new content and features. Including:
- Demo project(s) of Lil Nas X’s hit song ‘Montero’ in 2 versions (Classic Stereo & Spatial Mixed versions)
- 8 new Producer Packs from some of the top producers in the industry (Mark Ronson, Oak Felder, TRAKGIRL, and more). Which includes:
- 2800 new royalty-free Apple Loops
- 120 new instrument patches
- 50 new vintage and modern drum machine kits
- Huge updates to the Step Sequencer, including Live Recording Mode. Which allows you to perform into the Step Sequencer
And much more 🙂
There’s a ton to explore. So check out both part 1 and part 2 of WLPR’s 10.7 walkthroughs above.
Wayne Mitchell says
Great, informative article, thanks Chris!
Thanks so much for the kind words, Wayne!
Kelvyn Hallifax says
Kudos! Thank you for this amazingly succinct and incredibly detailed fast review of Logics new update. Nice one:)
So glad you’re enjoyed the videos, Kelvyn 🙂
Great overview. Thank you!
Hi Chris, What if I don’t want any of this. How can I avoid it all. Is it easy to avoid it.
Hey Trevor, no problem! I would just make sure that you don’t have auto updates enabled on your Mac. If you go to System Preferences > Software Update, there’s an option to enable or disable “Automatically keep my Mac up to date.”
As long as that is disabled you don’t have to worry about accidentally downloading 10.7.
Jamie Wedel says
What an incredible update. We’re about to see a majority of new music released with spatial formats, and I love it. Thanks so much.
James Davidson says
Very informative. Thank you.